This week, CONVERSE Launched “Converse Get Loud.” The campaign is a celebration of music, creativity and the talented Pinoy artists. Converse and music are inseparable. Converse, especially its iconic sneaker the Chuck Taylor All Star, has always been the sneaker of choice for many musicians as it is a badge of self-expression. Five bands have been chosen from key regions of the country to battle it out for Converse Philippines’ “Get Loud.”
CALLA LILY and 6 CYCLE MIND showed support to the launch and give a rocking performance!
MEET THE BANDS
The five bands vying for the chance to be hailed as the first-ever “Get Loud” champ are Even from North Luzon, Brisom from the National Capital Region, Kissbone from South Luzon, Bethany from Visayas and Jad Montenegro from Mindanao.
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These bands represent the best of the alternative scene,” says Eli Bonsol, Converse Philippines Advertising and Marketing Manager. “Based on the strength of their original song submissions and performance, these semi-pro bands represent the best values of musicians in the industry”
Composed of Dyanne Licudine (vocals), Jam Bumanlag (guitars), Coco Saupan (bass) and Dan Allan Acosta (drums), Even from North Luzon is a Baguio-based band that describes their music as “dark and melancholic.” They take pride for their songs for their “well thought-out lyrics woven into heavy chugs and bass, unisoned into drumlines.” Even will perform their original song “Luminary.”
Brisom, from NCR, is composed of Brian Sombero (vocals and guitar), Jeffrey Castro (drums and beats), Jason Rondero (bass), Tim Abbott (synthesizer and keys) and Terence Teves (guitar). Most of Brisom’s songs are based on Brian’s “soul-changing travels and life-changing realizations,” capturing the sound of soulful indie rock with “straightforward clarity” and “lyrics from the heart.” They will perform “Waking Lives.”
Representing South Luzon, Kissbone is composed of Armin Joseph Pepito (guitar and vocals), Justine Sioson (guitar and vocals), Renz Jerome Villanueva (drums), Parker Cataquian (bass) and Allan Paulo Luching (rhythm guitar). Beginning with punk rock to emo-screamo genre during their days at Sienna College Taytay, Kissbone now regularly unleashes hardcore and rock metal music. The band will perform “Distance and Motion.”
From the Visayas, particularly Cebu, Bethany is composed of Luis Quibranza III (lead vocals and guitar), Angelo Quibranza (lead guitar and vocals), Paolo Miguel Quibranza (drums and vocals) and Kevin Borromeo (bass). The Quibranza siblings immersed themselves into songwriting in 2008 and began performing soon after Kevin’s addition. The band takes pride in their delivery of alternative rock music that has “a lot of curve balls, intense guitar work, smart lyrics and infectious melodies.” Bethany will perform “Keep Moving On.”
The “Get Loud” Finals will happen on November 9. The grand prize winner will walk away with Php 150,000 worth of cash and Converse products. The first and second runner-ups and remaining two finalists will be awarded with Php 100,000; Php 60,000; and Php 40,000 worth of cash and Converse products respectively.
To know more of this competition, visit Converse Philippines’ Facebook page and Follow them >>> Twitter andInstagram at @ConversePH
Fans may vote for their favorite act HERE by clicking on the “Get Loud” tab, 20% of these votes will comprise the band’s final score.